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Genus Chrysosyrphus

fly - Chrysosyrphus versipellis - female fly - Chrysosyrphus versipellis - male Syrphid Fly - Chrysosyrphus versipellis - male Syrphid Fly - Chrysosyrphus versipellis - female fly - Chrysosyrphus versipellis - female Syrphid - Chrysosyrphus versipellis - male Syrphid - Chrysosyrphus versipellis - male Chrysosyrphus latus - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Aschiza")
Family Syrphidae (Syrphid Flies)
Subfamily Eristalinae
Tribe Brachyopini
Subtribe Brachyopina
Genus Chrysosyrphus
Explanation of Names
Chrysosyrphus Sedman 1965
Numbers
5 spp. in our area(1)

Species:
Chrysosyrphus alaskensis (Shannon, 1922)
Chrysosyrphus frontosus (Bigot, 1884) (=Chrysogaster ithaca Shannon, 1925)
Chrysosyrphus latus (Loew, 1863)
Chrysosyrphus nasuta (Zetterstedt, 1838)
Chrysosyrphus nigripennis (Williston, 1882)
Range
transcontinental in the north south to GA in the east, to CA in the west(1)

Two species, latus and frontosus, range into eastern North America. The remaining three species have western distributions.
Works Cited
1.Key to the genera of nearctic Syrphidae
Miranda G.F.G, Young A.D., Locke M.M., Marshall S.A., Skevington J.H., Thompson F.C. 2013. Can. J. Arthropod Identification 23: 1-351.